Diploma of Hospitality Management


Course details

CRICOS course code: 090979F

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


The Diploma of Hospitality Management provides you with the skills and knowledge to take on a management role within the hospitality industry.

Studying the Diploma of Hospitality Management at Holmesglen

The course is taught through a blend of online, classroom and practical training at Holmesglen's student training restaurant Zest, located at the Glen Waverley campus.

Initially, the course equips students with the skills and knowledge to work within a restaurant environment.

Placement opportunities are also extended to students via our many industry partners and involvement in special industry events.

As students progress further through the course they will gain a greater understanding of hospitality management, leadership, financial management and cost control. Students will also learn how to manage sustainability, WH&S issues, conflict and diversity within a hospitality environment. Essential skills and knowledge are also gained in key areas of front office, customer service, business relationships and hospitality law.

On completing the course, graduates will be well-positioned to find leadership and management roles across a wide range of enterprises, including restaurants, hotels, function centres, accommodation venues, cruised liners, inventory and logistics gaming venues, clubs, pubs, cafes, aged and health care facilities. These roles are found in Australia and worldwide.

Holmesglen will also be delivering CV writing and interview workshops to the students to assist with the transition into employment

Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 13 core units and 15 elective units.

Electives have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and teachers qualifications.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Career opportunities, include:

  • banquet or function manager
  • bar manager
  • café manager
  • chef de cuisine (cookery pathway)
  • chef patissier (patisserie pathway)
  • club manager
  • executive housekeeper
  • front office manager
  • kitchen manager (cookery / patisserie pathway)
  • motel manager
  • restaurant manager
  • sous chef (cookery pathway)
  • unit manager catering operations (cookery pathway)

Pathways to further study:

  • Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,200 Per Year Feb 2023 18 months
Full time
Glen Waverley Campus
595 Waverley Road
Melbourne Victoria 3150

Entry criteria

  • Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent plus relevant employment experience.
  • English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band score less than 5.5.


Chadstone Campus
Corner Batesford and Warrigal Roads
Melbourne Victoria 3148
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